The Observer

“Chill” out with the Footlighters

Mary McPheeters, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2018

Last weekend the Case Western Reserve University Footlighters put on a production of “Be More Chill.” During its four-show and three-day run from March 29 to April 1 audiences were taken back to the days of high school, a place where popular kids run the show and everyone else wants to be cool. Directed...

A musical full of teenage angst

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2016

This past weekend from Thursday, Nov. 3 through Sunday, Nov. 5, CWRU Footlighters, Case Western Reserve University’s student-run musical theater group put on “Heathers: The Musical” at Carlton Commons. “Heathers: The Musical” is based off the film written by Daniel Waters, which follows Ve...

SPR reinforces Thwing as “heart of campus”

The Thwing Center is chosen by the Student President Roudtable as the heart of the campus for its homelike environment.

Kushagra Gutpa, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2016

The Student Presidents’ Roundtable (SPR) established the Thwing Center as the heart of Case Western Reserve University’s campus and determined to modify it to fit the needs of CWRU students. The SPR is made up of the presidents or chairs of various umbrella organizations, Greek Life councils and programming group...

Little shop of wonders

The Footlighters performed

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2016

This past weekend, street urchins and a bloodthirsty plant sang together as the Case Footlighters put on a performance of “Little Shop of Horrors.” Expectations were high and the audience was large (it had the fifth highest attendance of any show in the club’s history), and fortunately the show...

Don’t feed the plants

Don't feed the plants

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2016

“Little Shop of Horrors” is a popular play in theaters this season; the entertaining show saw a successful run at the Cleveland Play House and is being performed in several high school theaters in the area. It generally does well with both audiences and theatre critics. Fortunately for Case Western...

“First Date” gives a good first impression

“First Date” gives a good first impression

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2015

My first impression of “First Date” was made during the opening number, “The One,” which immediately showcased the energetic eccentricities that would follow. The musical follows Casey (Mara Grigg) and Aaron (Alex Meltsner), who have been set up for a blind date by Casey’s sister, Lauren (Sarah...

Dinner and a show

Characters confront their baggage in the

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2015

This weekend, The Case Footlighters will be putting on “First Date: The Musical,” directed by fourth-year Case Western Reserve University student Beth Magid. The musical theater group is entirely student-run and puts on one production each semester, doing everything from the acting and singing on...

Fall theater previews

Sierra Cotton, Contributing Reporter

August 28, 2015

Our campus offers a diverse array of shows through various theater groups. With so many options, there is no reason not to attend one. One of the theater groups on campus is the Players’ Theatre Group, a group that puts on shows proposed by the students. At the moment, they are accepting submissions...

Welcome to Urinetown

Footlighters put on a captivating performance of

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 3, 2015

At the opening night of a show, you need to take mistakes with a grain of salt. Actors are still fully getting into their roles, set changes can be a little clunky and lighting and sound crews often have only had a couple of days to actually practice their complicated changes. That’s why there is...

“Evil Dead” struggles to come alive onstage

Evil Dead

Ellie Rambo, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2014

Zombie blood sprays across the stage as our hero beheads his undead girlfriend, whose severed head continues to taunt him on its own. This was not the goriest scene in last weekend’s “Evil Dead: The Musical,” either: demons, shotguns and entrails crowded the stage. The story starts ominously...

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